Base a big career move on facts, not hunches

  • August 12, 2018

Q: "I recently learned through the grapevine that an account manager who is assigned to work with me has said he would much rather work with someone else. Supposedly, he...

Before you join that ‘cool’ project

  • August 10, 2018

You may be excited for the opportunity to do something new—and showcase your talents—but just make sure that it doesn’t end up being a big waste of your time and...

Back to the very basics

  • August 01, 2018

What would you consider to be the “Mount Rushmore” of workplace conduct essentials—the four simplest attitudes or practices that an admin must master quickly to...

Slay the monster called envy

  • July 24, 2018

There’s nothing wrong with feeling a little bit of envy or jealousy, but you don’t want to let it get the best of you at work.

7 questions to ask your mentor

  • July 18, 2018

A mentor can provide you with insight you can use to make decisions about your career, develop career-advancing skills, and improve in areas you are falling short. But...

Make going back to work easier

  • July 11, 2018

It’s summer, and hopefully, you have a vacation and some long weekends planned for fun and relaxation. Ensure that when you return to work, you are as productive as...

6 steps to a strong video script

  • July 09, 2018

Whether you are developing content for training, marketing, sales or customer engagement, find ways to integrate video. Then follow these steps to write a compelling...

Before you speak to HR, do this

  • July 06, 2018

Don’t run off to the HR department half-cocked and full of fury. Instead, take these steps to ensure that you have a productive conversation—and a quick resolution.

4 tips for handling tough talks

  • July 06, 2018

Talking to employees about performance problems, attendance issues or an upcoming layoff can be difficult, but there are steps you can take to make those conversations...

Protect workers from summer heat hazards

  • July 05, 2018

Summer has arrived with a vengeance over much of the United States, with high temperatures in the 90s for days at a time. That means employees who work outdoors or in...

Gain more eyes on your Pins

  • July 01, 2018

If you haven’t been connecting with customers on Pinterest, you might want to put some effort into the platform. According to the company, 200 million people use...

To connect, stop being a one-upper

  • June 29, 2018

Resist the urge to compete with people you are meeting for the first time—and focus on connecting with them instead. Here’s how.

Roseanne Barr is at it again

  • June 28, 2018

After Barr’s late-night, highly inappropriate, racist tweet (which I refuse to repeat here) sparked a social media fire storm, ABC canned the reboot of her popular...

Stop using !!!! so much

  • June 26, 2018

You might not think a simple punctuation mark matters. However, if you overuse exclamation points, you can undermine your professionalism—and even make you look a...

Office feuds: Sink your career in seconds

  • June 26, 2018

Q: “I feel that I have been betrayed by one of my peers. ‘Chuck’ and I are both senior vice-presidents, reporting to the president of our company. In a recent...